Events

the kent state university museum
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The exhibition showcases Katharine Hepburn’s style with examples from her personal wardrobe, costumes, and the contemporary designers she wore. The personal wardrobe ranges from her “uniform” of pants and a simple top, to dresses, and lingerie. Throughout the exhibition, you will see the elements of Katharine Hepburn’s style: comfort, line and proportion represented in her fashion choices and in the costumes she wore.

Katharine Hepburn

Rockwell Hall
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Stager and Blum Galleries

Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907-June 29, 2003) left the New York stage for Hollywood in 1930. Compared to theatre, movies offered an affordable form of escapism from the Depression. Movies also had a greater influence on culture, as millions of Americans crowded theaters. Costume designers delighted audiences by creating unique and glamorous costumes worn by stars like Katharine Hepburn. The costumes were fashionable, contemporary garments that blurred the line between costume and fashion, and women in audiences wanted to emulate the styles they saw.

Nancy Crow

Rockwell Hall
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Broadbent Gallery

Nancy Crow is internationally renowned as a leader in contemporary quilt-making and fiber arts since the 1970s. She continues to develop innovative techniques that provide a range of expressive imagery. Her large-scale works are stories in color, line, and movement tied to expressions of what she describes as “complexity, sadness, and hope.” Ms. Crow lives and works near Baltimore, Ohio where she has established an active teaching workshop and studio.